Friday, September 25, 2020

Scam Alert! Amazon Returns

Amazon Returns is part of the Expat in Puerto Rico series. Dear United States of America, I don't live in a foreign country. I don't live in Costa Rica. I live in Puerto Rico. One great...

Complaint of the Week: Hotel Remotes

I used to write a complaint of the week post because some things really grind my gears (see all complaining posts). This week's complaint of the week is the placement of remotes in hotel...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2019

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have disappointed me over the last year. I’m just...

500 Anniversary Points? Really, Bonvoy?

- Junior: I'm sorry Mr. Healy, please don't spank me. - Benjamin 'Ben' Healy, Jr.: Well I'll have to punish you somehow. I'm taking back your allowance. - Junior: The whole buck? Name the movie. And after you...

Delta Amex: First Bag Free, Second Is a Scam

Checked bag fees are a scam. I usually don't check bags because I travel light (see What to Pack: “Take 1/2 the Clothes, Twice the Money”). Sometimes I have to check bags and pick the...

Disputing A Credit Card Charge? You Have 118 Days

I once wrote a post called "Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?". I wrote, "What about times when nobody responds? Do I just let those go simply because time has passed? Absolutely...

Rip-off Alert: $700 NY Hotel Room = $20 Vodka Soda

TPOL is back in the US after completing my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip and my expat experiment in Shanghai (see TPOL in Shanghai). I had one night in New York before...

Destination Fee Scam: At Least Tell Me the ‘Benefits’

Just when I thought I was done complaining about the Maxwell NYC, I have another one. I received my folio and found a charge for $25, cutely identified as a destination fee for the...

Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?

TPOL loves to complain (see Have You Ever Not Complained?). I have a whole category on my blog devoted to complaining. If things do not go smoothly, I will voice my opinion until the situation...

Centurion Lounge’s Buzzkill Entry Policy

I used to love arriving in Vegas or LGA and go to the Centurion Lounge. I tried to do this in Dallas and was denied entry.
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